Beer predates even the use of bread in many civilizations around the world. Sumer, Egypt, the Indus Valley, and more even used beer as currency. This combination of malt made of whichever ingredients were available to different climates was a favorite for many. It even competed with date wine in Sumer. Hailed for its believed medicinal benefits, it was also believed as highly therapeutic.
Beer truly does contain many health benefits in its delicious mixture. What goes into beer? Ingredients can vary for different flavors, but you always need grains, water, and yeast. Hops is a very common ingredient to give it a savory bitter flavor. Beer in different mixtures is even able to create antibiotics. You read that right. Tetracycline is a powerful antibiotic that ancient human fossils have had within them. It was found that it was likely due to their brewing techniques which allowed the yeast to create this powerful antibiotic which is commonly used in modern times to treat uninary tract infections, acne, and even chlamydia.
How much better could beer get? Way better. The alcohol in beer also capable of regulating blood pressure and cholesterol when used in moderation. The B vitamins in a brew can also regulate metabolic functions and increase energy production. Insulin levels can also be reduced when beer is consumed responsibly. Like tea, flavanoids are also present in beer and are a powerful antioxidant which can destroy free radicals in the body.
Too much beer can lead to weight gain and many other health problems. To get the great benefits of beer, keep it to two alcoholic drinks a day for men and one for women.